Beechworth Gorge walk

Ford Street, Beechworth

Beechworth Gorge walk

Ford Street, Beechworth
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1 h 48 m
7.23 km
Intermediate
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Summary

A circuit walk taking in of some of Beechworth's most picturesque built and natural sites starting at the Visitor Information Centre in town and heading out along Gorge Road.

Beechworth Gorge walk

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The Gorge Road was constructed in 1926 to provide access to the scenic countryside near Beechworth.

Start at the Information Centre in Ford Street and walk past many historic buildings including the Beechworth Historic and Cultural Precinct, Post Office and Tanswell's Commercial Hotel on the left.
The Information Centre used to be the old Shire Offices.

Continue down Ford Street, over the Spring Creek bridge and turn right into Gorge Road.

Continue following the road along Spring Creek until it crosses the creek and comes out at Sydney Road. Turn right along Sydney Road past Queen Victoria Park and the Old Beechworth Gaol and back to the Visitors Centre in Ford St.

Click the 'Find out More' tab above for more Beechworth walking ideas from Parks Victoria.

Fancy a dip in Beechworth? Here's another great local walk talking in popular swimming and boating area, Lake Sambell, not far from the town centre.

17552 Views

Points of Interest

1. Newtown Bridge

Newtown Bridge was built by Scottish stone masons. The channel under the bridge was cut through solid granite in the late 1860s for gold prospecting.

2. Mining Race

This tailrace was cut through solid granite in 1856 to drain the Spring Creek flats, to enable miners to scour the area for gold.

3. Rocky outcrop

Rocky outcrop along Gorge Road

4. The Cascades

A series of waterfalls from which Spring Creek drops down into the valley below. Spectacular after rain.

5. Scenery from the top

A beautiful view from the top, overlooking the valley.

6. Gorge Scenic Drive 5km

This sign is at the driving entrance of the Beechworth Historic Park. The road is one way only. This walking map starts at the exit.

7. Queen Victoria Park

In 1891 a group of volunteers began to develop this area. European trees were planted and two cannons mounted on the rock face known locally as the Giant's Grave.

8. Beechworth Gaol

Beechworth Gaol is now privately owned and open for tours.

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9. Beechworth Visitor Information Centre

The information centre is formerly the old Shire Offices. The present front dates from 1889.

10. Beechworth Historic and Cultural Precinct

This is the Courthouse from 1858.

11. Post Office

The Post Office was rebuilt in 1867 with the bell and clock tower.

12. Tanswell's Commercial Hotel

Thomas Tanswell replaced the original wooden structure in 1871 with the present building.

13. View over the valley

View over the valley

14. Beechworth Honey Discovery

Formerly the Bank of NSW dating from the 1850s

15. Queen Victoria Park cannons

One of the cannons in Queen Victoria Park on the Giant's Grave.

Features

Historical Interest Historical Interest
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
Public Transport Public Transport
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water Available Drinking Water Available
Seating Available Seating Available

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